Develop your skills

There are many ways in which you can develop your skills/experience in engineering so you can learn more about what it’s like to have a career in engineering or even if you like it! We’ve listed some of the ways you can gain skills and experience below and there are many many more available:

Games and quizzes

Find out Whose Crew Are You? by playing our fun quiz.

For quizzes and interactive games visit Future Morph. Play Future Morphy now.

For engineering challenges visit Engineering computer games.

Competitions

The Big Bang UK Young Engineers and Scientist Competition
Free to enter! You can enter a team or an individual science, technology, engineering or maths project.
Find out more about the competition 

Young Engineers
Young Engineers run a number of free-to-enter competitions for pupils including in-school challenges.
Find our more about Young Engineers 

Awards

Leaders Award
For young people aged 5 – 19, this is your chance to ask scientists and engineers anything you want! Research your question, put it to a scientist or engineer, write the interview and submit it for a range of prizes. It's free to enter. Find out more about the Leaders Award.

CREST Award scheme
For young people aged 11-19, the CREST award scheme provides the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and maths through exciting projects. Registration fees apply - find out more on the CREST Awards website.

Clubs
After school science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) clubs give you the chance to explore science and engineering outside of the classroom. Find out if your school has a club, or if not, why not speak to your teacher about setting one up?

Courses

The Smallpeice Trust
Smallpeice residential courses give you a chance to find out more about engineering and university life. Participants spend four days living in university halls of residence and take part in design and make projects with the support of real engineers.

Fire Tech Camp
Holiday camps and weekend courses across the UK (including London, Manchester and Bristol) that are designed to get kids and teens aged 9-17 coding, designing, making and creating with technology.